Monday, 14 April 2014

Musical Monday #56

It seems that this week The Head has been invaded by a group of tiny gremlins.  They moved in on Wednesday evening and are showing no signs of leaving, although they do like to randomly change their activities throughout the day.

I think I might hate them.

But cheer up, eh – it’s Musical Monday!

Life’s A Happy Song
from The Muppets

Monday, 7 April 2014

Musical Monday #55

So yesterday I went to see Muppets Most Wanted (confusingly not called Muppets Again, despite what the opening and closing musical numbers seem to think).  Following the Muppet tradition, it has a whole bunch of celebrity cameos.  And much like watching 70s Muppets, I was completely baffled as to who some of the celebrities were.  Apparently I will never be in touch with popular culture.

The Cameos I Knew Who They Were When They Turned Up:

  • Hugh Bonneville and Tom Hollander (ding ding ding ding!)
  • Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones (although the latter is for some reason not listed on the Wikipedia list of cameos in this film, but I definitely saw him, standing right next to Mackenzie Crook)
  • Celine Dion (although only because of the context of Miss Piggy is obsessed with her so I presumed the woman in the song must be her)
  • Salma Hayek
  • Tom Hiddleston
  • Ray Liotta and Danny Trejo (although I didn’t know the latter’s name, so didn’t get the joke about his name)
  • Usher Raymond (ONLY because they said ‘usher’ like three times during this bit and I am vaguely aware there is a singer called Usher)
  • Russell Tovey

The Cameos I Didn’t Recognise At The Time But Do Know Who These People Are In Hindsight:

  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
  • Sean "Diddy" Combs (only because Wikipedia put the ‘Diddy’ in the middle of his name; on another list he was mentioned without it and I’d have no idea)
  • Frank Langella
  • James McAvoy
  • ChloĆ« Grace Moretz (only just, but not really)
  • Miranda Richardson
  • Stanley Tucci

The Cameos I Still Don’t Know Who They Are Even After Looking Them Up:

  •  Jemaine Clement
  • Rob Corddry
  • Dexter Fletcher
  • Zach Galifianakis
  • Josh Groban (but what an amazing voice he has!)
  • Ross Lynch
  • Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl
  • Saoirse Ronan
  • Til Schweiger
  • Christoph Waltz

(I’m sure there were more than that stuck to that wall at the end)

How did you do?

And now, a Muppet Musical Number:

I’m Gonna Always Love You from The Muppets Take Manhattan

Monday, 31 March 2014

Musical Monday #54

Monday might mean Musical on The Blog (damn I wish that whole sentence could have carried on its mmmmmmalliteration) but to The Hill, for a few more weeks, it means Tom Hollander and Rev.

which means that Mondays really don’t actually need cheering up at all.

But I’ve had my Hollander fix for tonight, so time to pick a number.

Hey, how about the most moving scene in Casablanca?

La Marseillaise from Casablanca

You’re welcome.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Genuine Conversations #1

I think this happened in 2012.  (There may be a slight time delay between The Reality and The Blog)

In other news, The Housemate recently found The Dinner Bell again.


Thursday, 27 March 2014

Rev. Take Three

How I found out about Rev. series 3.

I spent the rest of the shift like this:

There may have also been giggling.

I'm sure absolutely no customers were freaked out.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Rev. Take Two

How I found out about Rev. series 2.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Rev. Take One

How I found out about Rev. series 1.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Musical Monday #53

Today sees the start of Rev. series 3.  If you know me at all, you probably know that Tom Hollander is one of my favouritist actors, plus I’ve had a crush on him for at least eight years, and Rev. is pretty much the only current TV show that I follow (everything else I like finished, and everything else I watch is lame), so I am pretty damn excited. 

No pressure, series 3.

It’s also Monday so it’s time to get musical.  I can’t think of a relevant number, so instead here is something that was going around my head earlier…

Heart And Soul from Frasier

Monday, 17 March 2014

Musical Monday #52

This is the 

Monday of Musical.

Which means I have been doing Musical Monday for a 

That’s right, the 

has gone all the way round the 

(well near enough) since the first Musical Monday.

That makes a lot of sense because Musical Monday is here to cheer us up and I needed a LOT of cheering up about a year ago.

So, has life improved since then?

Yes, yes it has.  For one thing, I am now employed so can afford things, like cinema and eating.

So let’s celebrate with a musical number (well duh).  Here’s one of the most impressive musical numbers from film:

Consider Yourself from Oliver!

And no, there’s no reason why I drew everything as vampires.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Musical Monday #51

Today I saw a

and on Friday I saw some

so it’s been a pretty good weekend.

And now,

Once Upon A Dream from Sleeping Beauty